A Diagnostic Surprise For A Right Iliac Fossa Mass - A Perforated Ileal Gastrointestinal Stromal TumourCorrespondence Address :
Dr. J. Sanjay Prakash,
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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GISTs) are tumours of the gut found mostly in stomach and small intestine. The complications are Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, obstruction, pain and rarely perforation. We are reporting an abnormal presentation of GIST masquerading as an acute abdomen with Right Iliac Fossa (RIF) mass in 60-year-old lady. Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) of abdomen revealed a peripherally enhancing encapsulated abscess in RIF in close contact with base of caecum and adjacent peritonitis suggesting caecal perforation. On laparotomy, a gangrenous perforated ileal GIST was identified along the antimesenteric border of ileum. Pathological examination confirmed the tumour to be a GIST of spindle cell type further reiterated by immunohistochemistry. Our case report emphasizes, GIST as a rare and unusual differential diagnosis of RIF mass, and to have high degree of clinical suspicion when a similar situation is encountered in an emergency scenario, keeping in mind the poor outcome due to delay in appropriate management of the disease.
Haematochezia, Intestinal perforation, Laparotomy, Terminal ileum
J Sanjay Prakash, Anita Samraj, G Sabarish Kumar, R Vijai. A DIAGNOSTIC SURPRISE FOR A RIGHT ILIAC FOSSA MASS - A PERFORATED ILEAL GASTROINTESTINAL STROMAL TUMOUR. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 September [cited: 2018 Jan 19 ]; 11:PD03-PD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 18, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Apr 25, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 31, 2017
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2017
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